This is a beauty from one of the rising stars in Cornas and the entire Rhone Valley. Vincent Paris. Paris is a native of Cornas and has dedicated his life to furthering his home wine region’s reputation. He inherited most of his vines (some of which are 100 years old) from his grandfather and also rents vines from his uncle, the legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel.
All the vines are biodynamically farmed, which are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope, total approximately 17 hectares. Vincent’s wines showcase true power, yet also have an underlying freshness to them. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 take their names from the slope and grade in the vineyards and average vine age respectively.
96 Points, James Suckling
“The moment you move the glass close to your nose the extraordinary perfume of this great Cornas is overwhelming. Deep, meaty and smoky, yet brimming with blue fruits and violets, how can you resist? What grace and elegance this has on the pristine and light-footed palate. Really concentrated, but only medium-bodied, this is a masterpiece of filigree at the breathtakingly fresh and precise finish. Drink or hold.”